Tuesday, 04 December 2018
The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in the Western Cape will be holding its 8th Provincial Congress from 5 to 7 December at Fountains Hotel in Cape Town where it will review the progress made over the four-year term to date, as well as electing provincial office bearers to lead the term until 2022.
The challenges facing nurses in the province will top the agenda of the congress, including safety as witnessed in the recent spate of attacks of health workers in the workplace, the severe shortage of staff and equipment in many health facilities. The socio-economic well-being of health workers will also feature prominently at the congress, and so will the issues on nursing education and continuous professional development opportunities.
On Day One from 19h00 to 22h00, the Congress will award most caring nurse in the province for 2018 with the Marilyn Lahana Caring Award at a gala dinner event. The award is given to the nurse who has shown great care and commitment to her work and nominees are voted for by fellow colleagues, patients and community members.
On Day Two, the congress will be addressed by DENOSA Provincial Chairperson, Barbara Ruiters. Two DENOSA national office bearers, namely National Treasurer, Cookie Nkambule and Deputy General Secretary, Kwena Manamela, will grace the congress with their presence.
Guest speakers at the congress on Day Two will include ANC representative, Ebrahim Rasool; COSATU Provincial Secretary, Malvern de Bryn, and the SACP in the province. Director of Nursing in the Provincial Department of Health will also deliver a presentation on the state of nursing in the province.
Members of the media are cordially invited to attend the provincial congress.
For Media RSVP or comment, contact Danver Roman, DENOSA Western Cape Provincial Secretary.
Mobile: 072 555 9565
Issued by DENOSA in Western Cape.